Strengthening Medicaid with Health Information Technology: Are Providers & States Up to the Challenge?
Health care providers can receive Medicare and Medicaid payment incentives when they adopt electronic health records and demonstrate their “meaningful use.” Additionally, states must establish a website by 2014 for Medicaid beneficiaries to electronically enroll and renew coverage. Yet many challenges remain so that health information technology (HIT) can help the Medicaid program operate more effectively. How can Medicaid health plans and providers use HIT to provide better care delivery and improve health outcomes while also reducing costs? How are states preparing to integrate their HIT systems with insurance exchanges by 2014? This briefing, cosponsored by the Alliance for Health Reform and the Centene Corporation, addressed these questions and more.
For more information and access to the presentation slides, please visit the Alliance’s event page.
Speakers for this session:
The panel is moderated by Ed Howard of the Alliance for Health Reform.
- Craig Bammer, Office of the National Coordinator for HIT in the Department of Health and Human Services
- Don Imholz, Centene Corporation
- David Mix, Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services
- Judy Featherstone, HealthPoint Community Health Center in Seattle